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Florida Recap Part 1, NFFC Florida Convention Plus World Chapter Meeting Featuring Original Dreamfinder Ron Schneider and Final Dreamfinder Steve Taylor.

Welcome back everyone. I have so much to report from this past week in
Florida that I will break it into 2 parts. Please check back later this
week for part two.

The trip started out with the NFFC Florida
Convention
. It was another great event and I had a wonderful time
attending the seminars and meeting many of you! The first day of the
convention was held at
Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort
. This was a big step for the NFFC
as it was the first time it was actually being on Disney property! The
day featured many interesting speakers including Virginia Davis
of Disney’s early Alice Comedies fame, The traditional NFFC lunch
with a Legend Honoring Bob Matheison and Bill Sullivan,
Florida favorites Terri Hardin (below) and Jim Korkis.


Day two was amazing as the seminars were held at
Epcot Center
in the former United Technologies lounge inside the Living
Seas Pavilion
! I applaud the NFFC for this move and hope to
see them utilizing these type of venues for future conventions!



 

The seminars themselves were very interesting and mostly geared toward
Epcot’s 25th Anniversary
being celebrated Oct 1st. Speakers included
Charlie Ridgway
, Dave Smith (below left), Howard Kalov
, Dara Trujillo and the always fascinating Marty Sklar
(below right)!


Saturday featured the NFFC Disneyana Show and Sale. This was a
huge event featuring many vintage props and ride vehicles on display
from the event sponsor Surplus Kingdom. I will be featuring these
vintage items in a upcoming edition of my Photo Memories series.

The next big event was the
NFFC World Chapter
meeting held Sunday night on the eve of
Epcot’s 25th Anniversary
. It was one of the best chapter meetings I have
attended and really got you in the mood to celebrate Epcot’s Anniversary
the next day!. The featured speakers were none other than the original
strolling Dreamfinder (and friend of this site)
Ron Schneider
and the final Dreamfinder Steve Taylor. The highlight
of the night came when Steve was giving his part of their talk and Ron
approached the stage with an actual Figment! This was a surprise to
everyone and put a magical tough on a great evening!


Please check back soon for part two featuring coverage of Epcot’s big
25th Anniversary Celebration
and the changes to this years
Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party
.

Production Update: I am currently in production on my 2007
Edition
of the Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party DVD (Trick or
Treat 4)
for a release later this week then I will start work on my
Epcot’s 25th Anniversary Celebration DVD
featuring the re dedication shot
from the front row, a great multi camera recording of Illuminations:
Reflections of Earth
, the incredible Epcot’s 25th Anniversary
fireworks finale
plus the Epcot Center historic display and much
more! Please check back soon for release information and more details.

As always, if you want to request a future DVD idea, Photo Memory topic
or comment on anything, just drop me a line at
suggestions@JeffLangeDVD.com
.